Fiona Young’s Albin Express North Star leads the IRC White Sails Division of the O’Leary Insurance Winter League 2021 after five races sailed.
North Star has a two-point margin after Sunday’s race in an ideal northwest sailing breeze at the bottom of a December spring tide.
One time leader, Diamond (Colman Garvey / Kieran Kelleher), is second on 9 points from Richard Leonard’s Bolero Bandit on 13 points.
After a running start from Cage out the harbour to No. 3 buoy the course set by Race Officer Clem McElligott took the fleet on a beat back to Cage and then a harbour course to the finish.
The Tingle family’s new X-4 Alpaca led on the water but in their wake were some real boat to boat battles real between Anthony O’Leary’s modified 1720 and Nick Walsh’s new 1720 entry Breaking Bad. Likewise, there was a good tussle between the overall leader North Star and the quarter tonner Diamond.
Results are here